Battle For The Falklands 2

Author: Adrian English
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9780850454925
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Battle For The Falklands 2 from the Author: Adrian English. In the early hours of the chilly late-autumn morning, April 2 1982, substantial forces of Argentine Marines, with heavy naval and air support, had invaded the Falkland islands, quickly and almost bloodlessly overwhelming a token garrison of Royal Marines. The following day Argentine forces also invaded the Falklands dependency of South Georgia, forcing the garrison of just 22 Royal Marines to surrender – though not before they had inflicted disproportionately heavy losses on their attackers. In this companion to Men-at-Arms 133 & 135 Adrian English and Anthony Watts examine the naval forces of both sides who fought in the battle for the Falklands.

Imperial Skirmishes

Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669212
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Imperial Skirmishes from the Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll. Notorious for its military dictatorships, South America is less well known for its wars. The heyday of South American war-mongering was the 19th century, and it is this period that Andrew Graham-Yooll reconstructs in this history of small wars

The Falklands War

Author: D. George Boyce
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137138750
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The Falklands War from the Author: D. George Boyce. The Falklands War of 1982 was a small war, but one with large resonances. The Argentine invasion of the one of the few remaining British colonies on 2 April might have been prevented by a more coherent British foreign policy, better intelligence analysis, and military precautions; and once the crisis began, it could have possibly ended by negotiation. Instead it involved both countries in a short, but intense, conflict which cost the lives of 255 British, and 625 Argentine, personnel. The Falklands War - examines the interaction between military force and diplomacy, shedding light on their often hidden relationship - explores the deeply personal response of the British and Argentine public to the conflict - assesses the relationship between the Government and the media, and considers the interpretation of the war in Britain - analyses the effect of the conflict on the concept of 'Thatcher's Britain' The Falklands War exemplified what one historian has called the 'myriad faces of war'. It was the last war which Britain fought outside a coalition or an international organisation, and, far from being marginal to Britain's key role as part of the defence system against the Soviet threat, it held a mirror up to the face of the British people in the late twentieth century. Authoritative and clear, this is the ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in one of Britain's most significant military engagements, its impact and consequences.

Osprey Men At Arms

Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780962673
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Osprey Men At Arms from the Author: Martin Windrow. Osprey Men-at-Arms: A Celebration is a very special volume detailing some of the wonderful artwork that has graced Osprey's renowned Men-at-Arms series over the last forty years. Beautifully presented in luxurious cloth, embossed and foil blocked, with head and tails bands and a ribbon bookmark, the collection contains the most treasured illustrations from the vast archives of this respected series and is a classic, collectable item for all military history enthusiasts.

The Falklands War

Author: Daniel K. Gibran
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490098
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The Falklands War from the Author: Daniel K. Gibran. The Falklands War is an ideal showcase for how British policy evolved in the 1970s and 1980s. The background of the dispute over the island group in the remote South Atlantic (called Las Malvinas by the Argentines) is given first, then the events that precipitated the 1982 conflict and extensive examination of the military aspects of the war are provided. An overview follows of the many hypotheses offered for the British motivation to recapture the Falklands, showing that only those theories pertaining to the British perception of their national honor and the defense of democratic principles are significant. The Falklands War did not result in a dramatic shift in British defense policy, but did show the importance of external developments and political realism in policy formation, and these considerations are fully detailed here.

Wars Of The Americas

Author: David Marley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598841008
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Wars Of The Americas from the Author: David Marley. An annotated chronology covering every major--as well as most minor--military conflicts since the arrival of Columbus.

The Military Effectiveness Of Post Colonial States

Author: Pradeep Barua
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004249117
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The Military Effectiveness Of Post Colonial States from the Author: Pradeep Barua. In The Military Effectiveness of Post Colonial States, Barua examines the war fighting capabilities of Nigeria, Argentina, Egypt and India in the post colonial era.

Argentine Forces In The Falklands

Author: Nick van der Bijl
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780969961
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Argentine Forces In The Falklands from the Author: Nick van der Bijl. The announcement of the imminent withdrawal of the British Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Endurance in early 1982 prompted the Argentinian Junta in Buenos Aires to plan a military grab of the Falklands-a siege they assumed would succeed with little resistance. Such an adventure was attractive as a distraction for the Argentine public at a time of political unease. In April the Junta, led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri, made its move. This fascinating book examines the history, organization and equipment of the Argentine forces that battled for control of this remote British outpost.

Logistics In The Falklands War

Author: Kenneth L Privratsky
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473823129
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Logistics In The Falklands War from the Author: Kenneth L Privratsky. While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge; the lack of preparation time; the urgency; the huge distances involved; the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four.??After a brief discussion of events leading to Argentina's invasion the book describes in detail the rush to re-organise and deploy forces, despatch a large task force, the innovative solutions needed to sustain the Task Force, the vital staging base at Ascension Island, the in-theatre resupply, the set-backs and finally the restoring of order after victory.??Had the logistics plan failed, victory would have been impossible and humiliation inevitable, with no food for the troops, no ammunition for the guns, no medical support for casualties etc.??The lessons learnt have never been more important with increasing numbers of out-of-area operations required in remote trouble spots at short notice. The Falklands experience is crucial for the education of new generations of military planners and fascinating for military buffs and this book fills an important gap.